Advanced Honors Program

MISSION


Cedar Creek School’s programs for the academically gifted are based on the school’s belief that to realize their potential, students must be presented with appropriate challenges.

These programs provide each academically gifted student with educational experiences that stimulate the learner to develop his or her unique abilities and to realize potential.

Judged by this standard, Cedar Creek’s programs have been remarkably successful. Students have scored exceptionally high on college entrance examinations and national measures of achievement.



SCOPE


Cedar Creek School offers subject-based programs for the academically gifted beginning in sixth grade. To compensate for the increased demands of the courses, three points are added to the student’s grade in each Advanced Honors course taken for middle school credit.

One decimal point is added to the overall grade points (used when calculating GPA) for each Advanced Honors course taken for high school credit. Students may earn college credit for their work in Advanced Placement courses.

English/Language Arts


Students begin their work in the Advanced Honors English Program in sixth grade and will follow the course of study outlined below.

  • Grades 6-8 - English & Reading Advanced Honors
  • Grade 9 - English I Advanced Honors
  • Grade 10 - English II Advanced Honors
  • Grade 11 - English III Advanced Honor
  • Grades 11-12
    • Literature/Composition
    • English IV Advanced Placement
    • Language/Composition
    • High School Students are required to participate in the Shakespeare Competition.

Mathematics


Students begin their work in the Advanced Honors Mathematics Program in seventh grade and follow the course of study outlined below. (Students are expected to have five credits in math for graduation.)

  • Grade 7 - Pre Algebra Advanced Honors
  • Grade 8 - Algebra I Advanced Honors
  • Grade 9 - Geometry Advanced Honors
  • Grade 10 - Algebra II Advanced Honors
  • Grade 11 - Advanced Math Advanced Honors
  • Grade 12 - Calculus AB Advanced Placement

Middle school students are required to participate in MathCounts Competitions and all students in the program compete in the American Mathematics Competitions (AMC8 and AMC10).

Science


Students begin their work in the Advanced Honors Science Program in 7th grade and will follow the course of study outlined below.

  • Grade 7 - Earth Science Advanced Honors
  • Grade 8 - Biology Advanced Honors
  • Grade 9 - Physical Science Advanced Honors
  • Grade 10 - Chemistry Advanced Honors
  • Grade 11-12 - Physics Advanced Honors and/or AP Courses

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